In the summer of 2010 our unborn daughter was diagnosed with a lethal birth defect. We chose to continue the pregnancy, and successfully carried her for 34 weeks. She lived for almost two hours here on earth, before continuing on her journey home.

Since her death, the story of our Beatrix has reached all four corners of the globe. In the course of following my daughter’s travels a terrible truth became apparent to me: the lives of children like my daughter were being ended due to outdated medical notions regarding disabilities, and an inability to see a fragile child as having a life worth living.

This evolution of knowledge turned me from a grieving mother into an advocate. I work and write primarily in defense of “exceptional” cases, i.e. rape, incest, and fetal anomaly.

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